Appalachia, Burbus Dial, Enos Dial, Fred B. Lambert, Garnett Dial, genealogy, Harts Creek, Harts Creek District, history, Lincoln County, Logan County, Martha Dial, photos, teacher, The Llorrac, West Fork, West Virginia
Appalachia, Blood in West Virginia, Boone County, Charleston, Charleston Gazette, Coal River, genealogy, governor, Gretna, Hamlin, Henry H. Hardesty, history, Jacob B. Jackson, Joseph E. Chilton, Kanawha County, Kanawha Ring, Kuna and Walls, lawyer, Lincoln County, Louisiana, Mary Elizabeth Chilton, Pelican Publishing Company, politics, prosecuting attorney, teacher, West Virginia, West Virginia University, William Edwin Chilton
From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for Joseph E. Chilton, who resided at Hamlin in Lincoln County, West Virginia:
Was born at the mouth of Coal river, Kanawha county, (now) West Virginia, December 6, 1855, and came to Lincoln county in 1878. He is a son of William Edwin and Mary Elizabeth (Wilson) Chilton. Joseph E. Chilton taught in the public schools of Kanawha county, West Virginia, five years, two years of which were spent in Charleston. He read law in the office of Kuna and Walls while teaching, and at the age of twenty-one was admitted to the bar. In 1880 he was elected prosecuting attorney of the counties of Lincoln and Boone, West Virginia, which office he still holds. Mr. Chilton is a regent of West Virginia University, having been appointed by Gov. Jackson in October, 1882.
Source: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 109.
NOTE: Mr. Chilton briefly appears in my book, Blood in West Virginia: Brumfield v. McCoy. For more on the very important Chilton family, follow this link: https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/1167
Andrew Elkins, Appalachia, Cabell County, Elizabeth Elkins, farming, Fourteen, Fourteen Mile Creek, genealogy, George Thomas Holton, Henry H. Hardesty, history, James Holton, Lincoln County, Linville Marion Holton, Margaret Holton, Minnie Holton, teacher, West Virginia, Yantus Holton
From “Hardesty’s History of Lincoln County, West Virginia,” published by H.H. Hardesty, we find this entry for George Thomas Holton, who resided at Fourteen in Lincoln County, West Virginia:
Was born in Cabell county, (now) West Virginia, February 11, 1847, and came to Lincoln county in 1872. His parents, James and Margaret (Cooper) Holton, were here when the county was organized. In Lincoln county, December 23, 1878, the Rev. W.A. Snodgrass united in marriage George Thomas Holton and Yantus Elkins. She was born in Logan county, West Virginia, June 16, 1860, and her parents, Andrew and Elizabeth (Elkins) Elkins, were residents of Lincoln county at the time of its organization. Mr. and Mrs. Holton have been blessed with two children: Minnie, born October 26, 1879, died August 29, 1882; Lenville Marion, born July 22, 1881. George Thomas Holton is a school teacher and a farmer in Hart Creek district, and receives his mail at Fourteen, Lincoln county, West Virginia.
Source: The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Vol. 7 (Richwood, WV: Jim Comstock, 1974), p. 135.
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“Jim Yats,” a local correspondent at Dingess in present-day Mingo County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan County Banner printed on June 26, 1890:
Farming is at a stand still in this locality on account of so much rain.
Railroading is lively along this part of the line. Mr. King is working two crews, one at day, the other at night.
W.F. Farley is teaching our public school at this place.
Smith Dingess and Mary Chafin were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at this place last Friday.
Alice Dingess, Almeda Chapman, Appalachia, Belle Adkins, Bill Fowler, Cain Adkins, Caleb Headley, education, Elias Adkins, Elisha Vance, Elizabeth Elkins, Harts Creek District, Henry Shelton, Henry Spears, Isaac Nelson, J.B. Pullen, J.W. Stowers, Jennie Riddell, John B. Pullen, John Gore, John Neace, John Stowers, John W. Gartin, Lincoln County, Philip Hager Sr., Stephen Lambert, teacher, Thomas H. Buckley, Thomas P. Moore, Van Prince, Verna Riddell, West Virginia, West Virginia Educational Directory
The Fred B. Lambert Papers, the West Virginia Educational Directory, and the Annual Report of the General Superintendent of Public Schools provides the following information regarding Harts area teachers in Lincoln County for 1871 to 1883:
Lincoln County, 1871
Elias Adkins, 4 certificate
Philip Hager, 4 certificate
Caleb Headlee, no grade on certificate
Thomas P. Moore, 4 certificate
Isaac Nelson, 5 certificate
V.B. Prince, 4 certificate
Henry Spears, 4 certificate
Lincoln County, 1872
Cannan Adkins, 4 or 5 certificate (varies by source)
Elizabeth Elkin, 3 certificate
W.T. Fowler, 5 certificate
J.W. Gartin, 5 certificate
Philip Hager, 3 certificate
Stephen Lambert, 3, 4, or 5 certificate (varies by source)
Elisha W. Vance, 5 certificate
NOTE: This year, two log school houses were “neatly and substantially gotten” up in Harts Creek District.
Lincoln County, 1873
T.H. Buckley, 1 certificate
Elizabeth Elkin, 2 certificate
John Neace, 4 certificate
Lincoln County, 1877-1878
Belle Adkins, 3 certificate
Canaan Adkins, 2 certificate
Thomas H. Buckley, 2 certificate
Alice Chapman, 2 certificate
Almeda Chapman, 2 certificate
Alice Dingess, 1 certificate
John Gore, 2 or 3 certificate (varies by source)
Stephen Lambert, 5 certificate
Henry Shelton, 1 certificate
NOTE: Total youths in county (2771); total students (2199); average daily attendance for county students: 47 percent.
Lincoln County, 1879-1880
Bell Adkins, 2 certificate
Alice Chapman, 1 certificate
Almeda Chapman, 1 certificate
J.W. Stowers, 2 certificate
Lincoln County, 1883
John B. Pullen, 2 certificate
Jennie Riddel, 2 certificate
Verna Riddel, 1 certificate
John Stowers, __
NOTE: I spelled names as they were spelled in the record.
Adkins School, Atenville School, Banco, Bessie Thompson, Big Creek, Broad Branch School, Charley Tomblin, Charlie Gore, Cole Branch School, Copley Trace School, Dollie School, Ed Brumfield, education, Enos Dial, Ferrellsburg, Fourteen School, G.W. Nicholas, Garnett Hickman, Gartin School, Gill, Gill School, Green Shoals School, Harts, Harts Creek District, Harts School, High Top School, Jamie Nelson, Jessie Brumfield, Leet School, Limestone School, Lincoln County, Lucas School, Lucy Dingess, Luther Manns, Mae Caines, Manns School, Maud Pugh, Nora Brumfield, Perry School, Queens Ridge, R.L. Martin, Reb Adkins, Rector, Ruby Bowling, Sand Creek School, Stone School, Sylvia Cyfers, teacher, Toney School, Vesta Cyfers, W.J. Hauldren, Walker School, Walter Hauldren, West Virginia, West Virginia Educational Directory
In 1926-1927, the West Virginia Educational Directory provided the following information regarding Harts Creek District’s 21 schools, school locations, teachers, and enrollment. Harts Creek District is located in Lincoln County.
Adkins School at Queens Ridge, Jamie Nelson, 28
Atenville School at Queens Ridge, Jessie Brumfield, 39
Broad Branch School at Banco, Ruby Bowling, 16
Cole Branch School at Queens Ridge, Rebel Adkins, 42
Copley Trace School at Queens Ridge, Luther Manns, 36
Dollie School at Rector, W.J. Hauldren, —
Fourteen School at Rector?, Bessie Thompson, 41
Gartin School at Queens Ridge, G.W. Nicholas, 8
Gill School at Gill, Sylvia Cyfers, 15
Green Shoals School at Ferrellsburg, Charles Gore, 44
Harts School at Harts, Nora Brumfield, 20
High Top School at Queens Ridge, Lucy Dingess, 44
Leet School at Gill, Vesta Cyfers, 39
Limestone School at Big Creek, Garnett Hickman, 14
Lucas School at Rector, Walter Hauldren, 20
Mans School at Queens Ridge, Mae Cane, 34
Perry School at Queens Ridge, Charley Tomblin, 20
Sand Creek School at Queens Ridge, Ed Brumfield, 22
Stone School at Queens Ridge, R.L. Martin, 27
Toney School at Rector, Maud Pugh, 25
Walker School at Ferrellsburg, Enos Dial, 15
The highest paid teachers are given below:
Maud Pugh, $960/yr.
Charlie Gore, $840/yr.
W.J. Hauldren, $840/yr.
Walter Hauldren, $840/yr.
Garnett Hickman, $840/yr.
The lowest paid teachers received $400/yr.
Source: West Virginia Educational Directory for the School Year 1926-1927
A.T. Miller, Alice Dingess, Anna Adams, Anna Butcher, Anna Dingess, Beatrice Dingess, Beulah M. Rickman, Blanche Mae Lambert, Boone County, Chapmanville District, Charlie Gore, Cole Adams, David E. Johnson, Dixie Mullins, E.V. Parsons, Ed Brumfield, education, Enos Dial, Everett Dingess, Fay Gill, Fisher B. Adkins, Fred Wilt, genealogy, Gill School, Glen Dingess, Harts Creek District, history, Howard Adams, Ina Adams, Jessie Brumfield, Kile Topping, Lester H. Cross, Lincoln County, Lizzie Nelson, Logan, Logan County, Lot W. Adams, Lucy Dingess, M.F. Tomblin, Nora Brumfield, Reb Adkins, Rufus P. Lambert, Shively, Sylvia Cyfers, teacher, Thomas J. McGinnis, Ula Adams, Wallace Hayner, Walter Hauldren, West Virginia, Whirlwind, Willie J. Williams, Yantus
In 1925-1926, Lincoln County (WV) Superintendent of Schools Rufus P. Lambert of Hamlin and Logan County (WV) Superintendent of Schools E.V. Parsons of Logan issued information regarding teachers in their respective counties for publication in the West Virginia Educational Directory. Given below are the names of Harts area teachers, post office address, enrollment, and county of employment. NOTE: Teachers did not necessarily teach in their immediate locale.
Anna Adams, Whirlwind, 38, Logan
Cole Adams, Queens Ridge, 24, Logan
Howard Adams, Whirlwind, 36, Logan
Ina Adams, Shively, 32, Logan
Lot W. Adams, Big Creek, 8, Lincoln
Ula Adams, Yantus, 34, Logan
Fisher B. Adkins, Hart’s, 42, Logan
Rebel Adkins, Queens Ridge, 24, Lincoln
Ed Brumfield, Harts, 25, Lincoln
Jessie Brumfield, Harts, 45, Lincoln
Nora Brumfield, Harts, 20, Lincoln
Anna Butcher, Shively, 65, Logan
Lester H. Cross, Shively, 32, Logan
Sylvia Cyfers, Leet, 40, Lincoln
Enos Dial, Harts, 40, Lincoln
Alice Dingess, Queens Ridge, 66, Logan
Anna Dingess, Queens Ridge, 28, Logan
Beatrice Dingess, Hart’s, 12, Logan
Everett Dingess, Ferrellsburg, 36, Logan
Glen Dingess, Leet, 24, Lincoln
Lucy Dingess, Queens Ridge, 28, Logan
Fay Gill Frye, Gill, 33, Lincoln
Charlie Gore, Ferrrellsburg, 43, Lincoln
Walter Hauldren, Rector, 26, Lincoln
Wallace Haynor, Rector, 25, Lincoln
David E. Johnson, Dollie, 24, Lincoln
Blanche Mae Lambert, Sand Creek, 19, Lincoln
Thomas J. McGinnis, Whirlwind, 49, Logan
A.T. Miller, Danville, 12 Lincoln
Dixie Mullins, Queens Ridge, 35, Logan
Lizzie Nelson, Harts, 18, Lincoln
Beulah M. Rickman, Gill, 14, Lincoln
M.F. Tomblin, Queens Ridge, 44, Lincoln
Kile Topping, Atenville, 22, Lincoln
Willie J. Williams, Queens Ridge, 30, Lincoln
Fred Wilt, Rector, 7, Lincoln
The highest paid teachers are given below:
Lot W. Adams, $960/yr.
Fisher B. Adkins, $840/yr.
Alice Dingess, $840/yr.
Fay Gill Frye, $840/yr.
Charlie Gore, $840/yr.
A.T. Miller, $840/yr.
Walter Hauldren, $820/yr.
Beatrice Dingess, $800/yr.
The lowest paid teachers received $400/yr.
Source: West Virginia Educational Directory for the School Year 1925-1926
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